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Bali bomb suspect evades Philippine military

(Australian Brodcasting Cororation) The Philippine military says one of Southeast Asia’s most wanted fugitives, a key suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings, has again eluded capture.

A spokesman says Dulmatin, an Indonesian national who is a senior member of Jemaah Islamiyah, fled a safe house on remote Simunul island just hours before soldiers raided it.

However the joint team of marines, police, and military intelligence agents found four children aged two to nine, believed to be Dulmatin’s children.

The children have been airlifted to the regional military headquarters in the city of Zamboanga, where they are to be handed over to social workers.

Dulmatin and fellow JI member Umar Patek are believed to be hiding out in the southern Philippines with the Abu Sayyaf, a local Muslim militant group with ties to al Qaeda.

The two have been linked to the October 2002 nightclub bombings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, which killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists.

Defence Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane has expressed his disappointment at the raid’s failure but says the military is optimistic and the two are still in the southern Sulu islands.

The US government has posted a reward of $US10 million for the capture of Dulmatin and $US1 million for Patek.

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May 11, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll, news, personal, politics, random, religion, Terrorism, Terrorism In The U.S., Terrorism News, Uncategorized, War-On-Terror

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